Italian motorcycle manufacturer Piaggio announced it has equipped its 2011 Vespa S 150, LX 150 and LXV 150 models with new 150cc electronic fuel-injected engines that are reportedly consuming 15 percent less fuel than its predecessors. Moreover, the new models are capable of reaching a top speed of 60 mph.
The new motor scooters can reportedly go up to 85 miles with each gallon of gas, while also delivering stronger, smoother acceleration in stop-and-go traffic situations. Owners will also benefit of improved cold-starts, thanks to fuel injection.
"Vespas are one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to contribute toward a cleaner, greener transportation landscape, and our new fuel-injected 150cc engine range makes it even simpler," said Paolo Timoni, CEO of Piaggio USA.
"Mid-scooters like the Vespa S 150 i.e., LX 150 i.e. and LXV 150 i.e. are tailor-made for confident urban commuting, and a 15 percent increase in fuel-efficiency is yet another great reason to add a scooter to your garage this Spring," added Timoni.
The MSRP for the Vespa 150 models starts at $4,399 for the 2011 Vespa S 150 i.e.